President Eisgruber begins Asia trip in Tokyo, then to Seoul and Beijing
Posted October 29, 2013; 12:10 p.m.
Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber has started his weeklong trip to Asia in Tokyo, where he is meeting with education leaders and Princeton alumni.
Eisgruber will be in Asia through Monday, Nov. 4, with upcoming visits to Seoul, Beijing and Hong Kong.
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, Eisgruber met with President Junichi Hamada and other officials from the University of Tokyo. Earlier this year, Princeton announced that it had established a strategic partnership with the University of Tokyo under which the schools will cooperate to give students and researchers opportunities to collaborate.
Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber (third from right in the front row) started his weeklong trip to Asia with a visit on Oct. 29 with University of Tokyo President Junichi Hamada (center) and other officials. Diana Davies, Princeton's vice provost for international initiatives, stands to the other side of Hamada. (Photo courtesy of the University of Tokyo)
Also on Eisgruber's schedule in Japan was a visit to the Advanced Technology Center at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. An alumni reception and dinner were organized for Tuesday evening, with Eisgruber participating in a question-and-answer session similar to those he has held and plans to hold with alumni in many other cities as part of his inaugural year "listening tour." Eisgruber took office as Princeton's 20th president on July 1.
Eisgruber and Davies join officials from the University of Tokyo to discuss institutional goals. Earlier this year, Princeton announced that it had established a strategic partnership with the University of Tokyo, under which the universities will cooperate to give students and researchers opportunities to collaborate. (Photo courtesy of the University of Tokyo)
On Wednesday, Eisgruber headed to Seoul for an alumni dinner and question-and-answer session. On Thursday in Beijing, Eisgruber met with top officials at Tsinghua University, where Princeton is opening an administrative center to support students, faculty and staff studying and researching in China.
On Friday, Eisgruber will visit with officials at Beijing Normal University, including President Dong Qi, and sign a collaboration agreement between the two schools. Eisgruber will also visit with President Enge Wang and other leaders at Peking University and tour the Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research.
On Friday evening, Eisgruber will attend an alumni reception and dinner in Beijing before heading to Hong Kong. There, he will hold a series of meetings with alumni and attend an alumni reception and dinner on Monday evening.
He will leave Hong Kong on Tuesday to return to Princeton.
Eisgruber turns his attention to a Japanese culinary treat. (Photo by Livia McCarthy, Office of the Alumni Association)
Eisgruber took office as Princeton's president on July 1 and is engaged in a "listening tour" as he connects with leaders in academia, such as at the University of Tokyo, and with Princeton alumni. (Photo courtesy of the University of Tokyo)
Eisgruber, the 20th president of Princeton, addresses the 155 attendees of the alumni reception and dinner in Tokyo. (Photo by Livia McCarthy, Office of the Alumni Association)
Eisgruber's trip to Asia spans from Tokyo to visits with educators and alumni in Seoul, Beijing and Hong Kong. (Illustration by the Office of Communications; updated Oct. 31)